Fathyeh is a 41-year-old married woman and the mother of three children. She lives in Al Aqaba, Jordan. This photo is of her son because she is a conservative woman and does not wish to upload her photo on the internet.
Fathyeh is requesting a loan of 400 JOD from Tamweelcom to buy more mobile recharge cards to sell. She hopes to expand her business in the future.
Tamweelcom was ranked among the top ten microfinance institutions worldwide in 2007 and 2008 by the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Tamweelcom offers loan products tailored to the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in Jordan, including vocational and solar power loans, loans for aspiring entrepreneurs starting a project from home, and loans for established small businesses. Tamweelcom’s non-financial services include training and permanent showrooms for clients to develop and market their products, as well as educational grants for children to attend private school. Through a partnership with Jordan’s largest telecommunications company, Tamweelcom is the first microfinance institution in the Middle East and North Africa to allow clients to make monthly loan repayments with their mobile phones.